I met with my oncologist for the first time in about a month and a half today before chemo. Normally I see my nurse practitioner who is great, but I should probably see my onc, the chief of oncology, every once in awhile. Turns out that I will need the full 8 months of chemo. I had expected it, but allowed myself to hope too much that I would only have 6 months. There is a second PET scan scheduled at the end of this month which my onc expects to be clean, but because my disease was so widespread, I will need the maximum course of treatment.
Silver lining: no radiation which means no radiation tattoos all over my chest and less of a chance of secondary breast cancer.
That’s about the only good thing I can say at the moment. I’m not particularly pleased.